Even Chappelle’s Show player Charlie Murphy doesn’t think Dave Chappelle will ever come back to work and finish filming the third season of the aborted Comedy Central sketch series. (On the plus side, Murphy says that there are about eight episodes worth of new material, and he’s sure they’ll be released on DVD.) Murphy could be wrong; it doesn’t appear from this New York Post interview that he’s actually spoken to Chappelle since the comic abruptly quit filming in April. Still, it looks like our best bet for future ”I’m Rick James, bitch!” moments is for Murphy to do his own show, bring his ”True Hollywood Stories” segment with him, and dramatize his own version of what happened with his old boss.

Still yearning for a new Chappelle’s Show season? Think it’ll ever happen?